Inspirational Mondays: Get To Work!

Send Monday Morning Blues Ecards“Amateurs wait for inspiration. The rest of us just get up and go to work.” – Chuck Close

Monday morning blues can be very intimidating sometimes. Sometimes I feel low since Sunday afternoon. Not that I hate my work, on the contrary, but there’s something about Monday that is so persistently depressing, don’t you think so? But, as the cliche goes, the show must go on. So, despite a bagful of unwillingness, we still pick that up and set out to work. And that can be the antidote, though we don’t realize it often. Imagine sitting at home on a Monday, doing nothing. The work that you hate to do on Monday is what sees you through the day. Isn’t that amazing?

There are so many things that continue to escape our notice, though it lies right in front of us. The quote is so right. Inspiration is something that will come to you only if you keep your doors open and you can’t do that when you are partying or just out! For a professional, the work they do is good enough to get them out of the Monday morning blues. Another way to get inspired on a Monday morning is to keep a plan ready. If you have a plan of the day’s work-to-do among the papers you carry to office, you’ll be on track to get things done efficiently. You get into the groove easily and before you realize, the rust you accumulated over the weekend is scraped out!

I take a long time to bring myself to write on a Monday morning. There’s that famed writer’s block at the back of my mind, not to mention the thought of the weekend that just whizzed past. It takes a lot of effort to hammer out one good line. I could really do with some of these inspirational quotes. Do you have one that you can share with us? How do you work on a Monday morning? Does it take a lot of effort to settle down? Write to me, you never know, you may end up inspiring someone who’s having a rather bad day in office!


5 thoughts on “Inspirational Mondays: Get To Work!

  1. Hi Bob,
    I love getting back to my job on Mondays. Usually I may seem a little cranky when I’m figuring out my workload for the week but by lunch I settle down. I read a few blogs back about your cranky colleagues, don’t we have them all around us? But at some point I’ve found they do have a heart of gold.
    I remember an old saying genius is 99% perspiration and 1% inspiration, I motivate myself by those rare moments of successes that are 1%.
    Thank you for reminding me of the Bruce Lee movies, I just loved them, even jackie Chan ones…
    And I thought of commenting about that article on abuse, is that something that is nonexistent or is it that people are ashamed that they are not loved as dearly by their close ones? I did not find any comments to it. It is a very complicated topic that you have touched.
    Keep writing and keep us inspired!

  2. For Inspirational Mondays, I would like to share some quotes by Swami Vivekananda:

    We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.

    When an idea exclusively occupies the mind, it is transformed into an actual physical or mental state.

    Feel like Christ and you will be a Christ; feel like Buddha and you will be a Buddha. It is feeling that is the life, the strength, the vitality, without which no amount of intellectual activity can reach God.

    •The goal of mankind is knowledge. . . . Now this knowledge is inherent in man. No knowledge comes from outside: it is all inside. What we say a man knows, should, in strict psychological language, be what he discovers or unveils; what man learns is really what he discovers by taking the cover off his own soul, which is a mine of infinite knowledge.

    •If faith in ourselves had been more extensively taught and practiced, I am sure a very large portion of the evils and miseries that we have would have vanished.

  3. Monday morning is always difficult to get up and go to work. I think that once you are out of bed then you do everything automatically.
    As Brian Tracy said:Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.

  4. B. I agree Mondays are difficult days to get energized. I actually paint on those days. Not teaching. I am in my studio all day and evening. But there are times, I am not inspired to work. I have to push myself. What I might do is draw or paint the first thing that comes into my view. No matter what it is. I try to clear my head of any pre-conceived notions of how I have to draw or paint it. Just go wild- loosen up and before you know it, I am painting and getting involved, focused in the work. I may stick with that painting or go to one of my other paintings I have started and need to complete. I sure have a lot of those in my studio. So I go with what moves me and if nothing does, like on a Monday, I still paint and draw to keep the eyes and hands moving, working. L.

  5. B, I always have the attacks of Monday blues. Now I am looking at it from another angle. I would think about the plans for the following weekend and how nice they would be if I could get all the work done on Monday!!

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